This is: Del McCoury

From his humble beginnings as Bill Monroe’s bus driver to his modern award-winning success, no one today quite embodies bluegrass like Del McCoury—and few others have so many great stories to tell. Del’s voice, songwriting cues, and iconic band (featuring his sons Ronnie and Rob) are a perennial favorite. What’s more, Del has collaborated with some fantastic musicians in his time—including Steve Earle, Bobby Osborne, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Enjoy this list of 20 songs hand-picked from Del McCoury’s illustrious career spanning more than half a century!

David Chernack

David Chernack is a fiddler, mandolinist, and guitarist from the Hudson Valley. Trained as a classical violist, David found out about bluegrass music in high school and despite his best efforts has been unable to kick the habit in adulthood. He picked up mandolin and guitar in college in Boston, where he studied environmental science and music. While not at his day job or pickin' 'grass, David also enjoys birdwatching and wrenching on cars.

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